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    It's kinda sad that Arbok and Weezing left. Not that I have something against Cacnea and Seviper, but they were just great. Anyway, it was a good episode.

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    Really good episode. One of the most dramatic Team Rocket releases yet. The poacher was definitly the best part.

    I have a few problems with this episodes though. Everything seemed just too convenient. Sloppy writing.

    - Why did Arbok and Weezing absolutely NEED to leave forever? Couldn't they have returned to Jessie and James after they've taken the Ekans and Koffing far enough away? The poacher couldn't catch them if Team Rocket returned them to their pokeballs.
    - The fact that both Koffing and Ekans just happen to be the poachers target is just too big of a coincidence.
    - Cacnea was kinda just tossed in there.

    Writer 1: "Hey, we can't have James not have a single pokemon."
    Writer 2: "Oh you're right. I forgot we already released Victrebell in Johto too."
    Writer 3: "We'd better give him a pokemon in this episode then."

    Still, good episode. 8/10

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    Really good, for a Hoenn episode at least.

    It was sad, dramatic, and sweet all in one lovely package. The poacher was cruel, I think he makes for a better villian that even Team Rocket's most elite members.

    Team Rocket releasing their partners was sad. I really grew attached to Arbok and Weezing over the years. It was sad to see them go.

    9/10 for the episode that almost made me cry ;_;

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    This was actually a pretty moving episode. I was honestly sad when I seen TR fending off Tyranitar so that their life long friends Arbok and Weezing could escape, it was sad to see them go. Great episode.

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    That's really weird I could have sworn I already posted in this thread last time I watched Hoenn in order..

    Anyways sad episode, Jessie and James really kept trying to defend their Pokemon, pity Ash and co never really knew what they did. And for a split few seconds James was the only person in the cast without any Pokemon (Expect Max but he doesn't really couny)
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    That's was a sad episode. I didn't want Arbok and Weezing to leave, but that's the show.

    However at least James captured a Cacnea in the end, which made him happy. He really deserves it.

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    One of few episodes that actually made me cry. So long arbok and weezing you had a good run.

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    This episode was ok... It was sad to see Jessie and James being forced to say goodbye to Weezing and Arbok. It did however show that they really do have hearts. It was cool to see a Cacnea for the 1st time, I'm glad James caught it.

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    This was such a sad episode, ****ing Rico was so evil. Jessie & James have to let go their trusted partners! Goodbye Arbok & Weezing!

    Cacnea was a nice addition to James and damn!!! Ash what he said at the end XD

    One of the highlight episodes so far even tho very sad 10/10

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    Sad episode. Sad to Arbok and Weezing go, atleast James caught Cacnea 9.5/10

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    Over all point of view:
    1: music - I cried, yes, Giovanni cried, got a problom with that? the music when the battle happened brought tears to my eyes to the point where I had to hold Nissae's hand for about 2 hours to get that song out of my head. I recognize it from Mewtwo Strikes Back or The Power of One, definately one of the movies.
    2: Arbok and Wheezing - Team rocket's best pokemon, they have been together for over 250 episodes, I grew up with hearing them try to get angry only for arbok to give a febal "Char, bok..." and wheezing to give a tired and defeated "Zing...", but they were at least cool, not that I don't like Seviper.
    3: Curse you Cacnea - It was funnier with Victrybell.
    and 4: Ash, get your cursing facts strate! - Ash: "With bad guys like team rocket around it's nice to know that there are some good people in the world." so, is it so terrible to let your pokemon go to save a bunch of others? Arrest me if it is, because I am cursing guilty, I had to let my loving Misdrevus go, but it did come back to me. I'd let my persion go to save pokemon, yes, giovanni has feelings I do.

    Over all, it was a good episode, I really liked it, and why are they using music from Pikachu's vacation?
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    Didn't really like this episode, except for James capturing Cacnea.

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    I just watched the episode again and i noticed that not counting the 8 pieces from Pikachu's vacation, 3 pieces from Pokemon the first movie are used, all in a row. This is my world now (when meowth yells "FUREY SWIPES!"), Tears of Life (When Arboc and Wheezing leave), and The Birth of Mewtwo (When Rico tells Tyranitar to return and says that it's not over). there are several episodes in the johto and advanced saga that use music from the first movie. A good question would be, does that improve the episode, is the nestalja good, or is it just an excuse to re-use the music again? I think the firrst two are right, it improves it because the music from the first movie was epic and of starwars quality, and nestalja is good, when I heard tears of life I remembered the scene in the first movie, when ash was turned to stone and the pokemon cried, and the tears miraculously revived ash, followed by that beautiful speach from Mewtwo at the end. It was a perfect song for that event, and when Rico was returning Tyranitar and telling team rocket that it isn't over, the song that played was at the beginning of the first movie when Mewtwo said "Those voices, they're out side, where i, must be." I think that 4kids did well using those 3 pieces, yet there are some musical pieces that could have not been in there, not the pikachu's vacation, but a couple of the ones that were there.
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    Went ahead to watch it again to see if it was what I remembered.

    It wasn't really, but it was still effective. I thought it was longer, though... ah well. At least Ash and company did nearly diddly-squat, so I'm fine with it. Team Rocket do deserve the spotlight for all the hard times they go through. But still, just releasing their beloved Pokémon like that... that is difficult to have sink in. But I also noticed something: they're released, but as far as I know, they still "belong" to the two. Unless they destroyed the PokéBalls off-screen, they are safe from being captured by other trainers. I suppose there's comfort in that little fact.

    Still, we did grow to liking the new Pokémon, it's just that Arbok and Weezing did leave a bigger impact, and we do still miss them. At least when they left, they had regret leaving their friends behind. That's a sign out of many that Team Rocket aren't bad, and that they do care for their Pokémon, unlike Rico and several other baddies we run into.

    Anyway, it's not a bad episode. I didn't shed a tear, but I did feel empty inside, at least this time. I can't recall how I felt the first viewing. I guess I was rather upset back then, something I got over after a while.
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    So sad seeing Arbok and Weezing leave But Cacnea is here

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    Such a sad episode. I wish Ash found out TR helped the pokemon though.
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    Lol I love how May was so oblivious in how she thought she was thinking with the same exact Nurse Joy. The whole thing with Arbok and Weezing was really nice done and I loved Team Rocket how they were again the heroes for fighting against that poacher and trying to hold him at bay until Arbok and Weezing could escape. And yeah, Cacnea!

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    I really dislike this episode... I hated to see Team Rocket leave their Pokemon... Weezing and Arbok gave me so many great memories, they only had to go to make room for Gen III Pokemon that had marketing purposes... Anyways, Arbok's eyes when he cries are awesome! And seeing Cacnea was good, so Team Rocket at least had one Pokemon added. 5/10.


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    A Poached Ego!

    Wasn't a terribly interesting episode to be honest. I felt bad for May at the beginning of the episode, she was so much more tired than the boys and I almost forgot that all Nurse Joy are related. Though it's kinda weird when you think about, Nurse Joy's family must breed like rats. I loved how Max and May interacted with Brock and were so surprised by his behavior for the first time. What was with Brock and Max referring to Hoenn as a country? God, the Ekans were so ugly. Haven't seen one of those in a long time. This is probably the first and last time I actually saw Arbok and Weezing showing some remnants of a thing called a personality. Never cared for TR's OS Pokemon so I wasn't bothered by their releases, this was my first time seeing this episode ever as well. Liked seeing Cacnea for the first time, it always had a somewhat more amusing personality to me than any OS Pokemon owned by TR and it was fresh. Thought it was weird Meowth wasn't bothered by the electric shock by the cage during the second confrontation but the first time he was fried like a chicken. What in the hell was up with the poacher seemingly evolving his Pupitar on a dime? Now that was some forced crap right there. Though it was nice seeing Tyranitar I guess. I actually liked it when Jessie thought to have Wobbuffett counter Hyper Beam back at Tyranitar, shame she was used as a joke. TR all using Fury Swipes on Tyranitar was kinda heartwarming however. It's amazing how quickly Ash and Jenny ex-sponged the poacher compared to TR who got eaten alive. Decent episode I guess.

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    Decent episode, not amazing, though it was emotional, so I'll give it credit for that.

    Weezing and Arbok gave me so many great memories, they only had to go to make room for Gen III Pokemon that had marketing purposes... Anyways, Arbok's eyes when he cries are awesome!
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    I got a laugh at when May said "Hey NJ, did they transfer you from Oldale Town?" And then with the Jenny's, priceless. Obvi she's been home all her life up until this point. This was a sad departure episode for Arbok and Weezing. I cried a little when Jessie and James tried to help them escape, it was very touching and it's a shame they never hear from them again. Other than that, this episode was decent and it didn't grab my attention that much.

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    I thought that the part near the beginning where Brock could distinguish the Joy and Jenny from previous ones because of their very small differences in appearance was very funny.

    It was nice seeing Arbok and Weezing being concerned about those Ekans and Koffing that were caught by the poacher. I also liked how Team Rocket fought against the poacher's Tyranitar themselves so that Arbok & Weezing could get away with the other Pokemon. It sucks that Arbok/Weezing left, but Cacnea was a nice addition IMO.

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    Why did arbok and weezing have to go, they were the best part of team rocket except Giovanni.

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    This is a good ending for Arbok and Matadogas to leave the cast in my opinion. Musashi and Kojiro need new Pokémon so I think it is better than putting them into headquarters.

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    It was such a shame to see them go, I wish they could have stayed with them! It was the signature pokemon, like Pikachu to Ash

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